Lost Mothers: Maternal Mortality In The U.S. Special Correspondent Renee Montagne teamed up with ProPublica's Nina Martin for a six-month long investigation on maternal mortality in the U.S.
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Lost Mothers: Maternal Mortality In The U.S.

The maternal mortality rate in the U.S. is the highest among affluent nations. Researchers believe that with better education, postpartum nurses could help mothers identify life-threatening complications. Mart Klein/Getty Images hide caption

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Many Nurses Lack Knowledge Of Health Risks To Mothers After Childbirth

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Marie McCausland holds her newborn shortly after delivery. A ProPublica/NPR story about preeclampsia prompted her to seek emergency treatment when she developed symptoms days after giving birth. Courtesy of Marie McCausland hide caption

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The Last Person You'd Expect To Die In Childbirth

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